Friday, December 24, 2010

Feliz Navidad….


After almost three weeks in Red Bay, Alabama, we pulled out of the Allegro Campground and headed South last Friday evening.  Needless to say, it was a happy day!!  

The weather was a dramatic improvement….seventies over fifties and lots of sunshine….glorious!!

  We spent a great weekend with Keith and Donna, eating really good Mexican food and playing Hand n Foot….Donna and I finally got the groove back…we won four out of five games (we had to let the guys win one!)  Since there has been a major women’s losing streak for about the last six months, we were really happy gals to score a win. 

We hated to leave them, but needed to get on to Spring Branch and Tommie Sue and Harrell’s,  so Monday we drove deeper  into Texas….everything in Texas is a six hour drive….unless it’s more!  It takes at least a day and a half to get  into or out of Texas…unless you’re going to El Paso and then it takes THREE days!  So six hours later we arrived at TS and Harrell’s lovely place in the Hill Country.   This is one of our favorite areas and the drive over 306 is so pretty.   The peeks at Canyon Lake from Devil’s Backbone are so beautiful…maybe one day we will capture it in a photo, but not yet!

We put our little LED lights on the tiny tree that sits on the credenza…IMG_5760

…put on the Christmas music, lit the Christmas candles and then put on our SHORTS to enjoy the eighty degree weather!

IMG_5762The sunshine and warmth feel so good after the cold days in Red Bay!  

It was great to see TS and Harrell and we have been busy making Escapade plans and visiting.

On a sad note, Cathie called yesterday with the very sad news that Joe had suffered an aneurysm and the prognosis was not good.  What a great loss of a truly wonderful man, as he succumbed early in the afternoon.   As the co-founder of the Escapees RV Club, he showed us all how to be better people and to share joy in life with all around you.  He will be missed by so many people.   Keep them all in your prayers, please.

I find myself missing the kids very much, but not the cold and snow back home. How’d you like to spend Christmas on Christmas Island?     I would love it…and it’s still one of my favorite Christmas songs!

We wish wonderful Christmas blessings to everyone as we remember the reason for the season.   Hugs and love you all!


Wanda said...

Merry Christmas dear baby sister and brother in law - Love and miss you both - WB

Jim and Bobbie said...

We are missing you, dear friend. We are in Summerdale so are around "family" so to speak. Enjoy your Christmas and know you are loved by so many.

Ellie and Jim said...

You made it out of Red Bay! We'd heard rumors, so glad they're true. Hope we see you out in the desert!

So sorry about Joe's passing, yes, he will be missed.

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Randy and Pam Warner said...

Glad you got things squared away at Red Bay. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Mark and Dortha said...

Merry Christmas to you and Bob!

Happytrails said...

Merry Christmas to you and Bob!! Hope you have a healthy, safe and happy New year!!

squawmama said...

Merry Christmas... looks like it is warming up for you nicely. I have been gone from the blogging world for a while & I am trying very hard to get back on the bloggin track... I have missed my blogland friends! Have a Very Happy New Year!!!

Sorry to hear about your friend...

Tiffany said...

Happy New Year Mom!! We miss you too! I'm sorry to hear about Joe, I hope Cathy and the family are doing okay.

Love you,

melody said...

Hi! I just checked in to what you guys have been up to. Hope you all are well and having a great new year.